Natural Resources Committee

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Committee info:

  • Clerk:
  • Shannon Houston
  • Room:
  • EXT E2.104
  • Phone:
  • (512) 463-0802

Committee Members

Chair

Larson

Rep. Larson,
Lyle

Vice Chair

Phelan

Rep. Phelan,
Dade

 

Ashby

Rep. Ashby,
Trent

 

Burns

Rep. Burns,
DeWayne

 

Frank

Rep. Frank,
James

 

Kacal

Rep. Kacal,
Kyle J.

 

King

Rep. King,
Tracy O.

 

Lucio III

Rep. Lucio III,
Eddie

 

Nevárez

Rep. Nevárez,
Poncho

 

Price

Rep. Price,
Four

 

Workman

Rep. Workman,
Paul

Jurisdiction:

       Sec. 28.  NATURAL RESOURCES. (a) The committee shall have
  11 members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
               (1)  the conservation of the natural resources of
  Texas;
               (2)  the control and development of land and water and
  land and water resources, including the taking, storing, control,
  and use of all water in the state, and its appropriation and
  allocation;
               (3)  irrigation, irrigation companies, and irrigation
  districts, and their incorporation, management, and powers;
               (4)  the creation, modification, and regulation of
  groundwater conservation districts and the modification and
  regulation of water supply districts, water control and improvement
  districts, conservation and reclamation districts, and all similar
  organs of local government dealing with water and water supply;
               (5)  oversight of the Texas Commission on Environmental
  Quality as it relates to the regulation of water resources; and
               (6)  the following state agencies: the Office of
  Canadian River Compact Commissioner for Texas, the Office of Pecos
  River Compact Commissioner for Texas, the Office of Red River
  Compact Commissioner for Texas, the Office of Rio Grande Compact
  Commissioner for Texas, the Office of Sabine River Compact
  Commissioner for Texas, the Southwestern States 
  Water Commission, and the Texas Water
  Development Board.
         (b)  The chair of the committee shall appoint a permanent
  subcommittee on special water districts consisting of not fewer
  than five members to consider all matters pertaining to special
  water districts within the jurisdiction of the committee,
  including:
               (1)  the organization and operation of the districts;
               (2)  the powers and duties of the districts; and
               (3)  the districts' role in the conservation of natural
  resources and the control and development of land and water in the
  state.